Cleaning as Meditation

Cleaning as Meditation

Sarah Coffey
Sep 17, 2009

Some people love cleaning. It calms them and lightens their mood in the process. We don't fall into that group, but every once in a while, the mood will strike us to clean and we'll feel completely absorbed in the task at hand. These moments of grace are rare for us, so we take them when they come...

Some describe it as a psychological phenomenon known as flow, others call it mindfulness. For us, it feels like a cross between the two, when we're able to enjoy cleaning by concentrating on the process.

For ways to strive for peace while cleaning, check out these posts:

7 Ways to Enjoy Doing the Dishes
10 Ways to Make Vacuuming Fun
Our Favorite Chores
Can Cleaning Your House Change Your Mood?
How Do You Make Cleaning Less of a Chore?

What about you? Do you ever use cleaning as a form of meditation?

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